- National Bike Month in May
- Carver Community Safety Event and Bike Rodeo
- Pride Picnic
- Bark in the Park
- Art in the Park
National Bike Month in May
May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities around the United States. National Bike Month provides communities the chance to highlight the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more residents to give biking a try.
Bike Month Activities
|National Ride a Bike Day||May 1|
|Bike and Roll to School Day||May 4|
|Bike to Work Week||May 16-22|
|Bike to Work day||May 20|
|Bike Bingo||May 1-31|
|Carver Safety and Bike Rodeo||May 21|
|Chaska Community Bike Ride||May 24|
Chaska Community Bike Ride
Interested in volunteering for this event? View the available volunteer opportunities and sign-up for a time slot! Questions or special requests please reach out to Alyssa Trumbower at 952-227-7742 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate on Social Media
Follow the city on Facebook and @chaskaparksandrec on Instagram and use the hashtags #BikeThere and #ChaskaBikeMonth to let us know how you’re celebrating. Tag us in a photo of your favorite trail and tell us why you love to bike.
Sidewalk, Trail, and Driveway Chalk Art
Add color to places you love biking by creating your own chalk art on the sidewalks, trails, or your driveway. Post photos on social media and tag us to share inspiration with your community. Remember to use the #ChaskaBikeMonth too!
Carver Community Safety Event
and Bike Rodeo
Saturday, May 21 | 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Join us for this Bike rodeo in Carver! Bring your bike and helmet and receive a free bike safety check, helmet fitting, and bike safety tips. Also take advantage of the car seat safety checks will also take place at this event (appointments required). Contact Esther at (651) 796-8142 to make an appointment.
Visit the Chaska Park and Recreation tent while you're there to learn more about all the fun summer activities and programs coming up!
Location: Carver Fire Station
801 Jonathan Carver Pkwy
Carver, MN 55315
Sunday, June 12 | 3:00-6:00 pm
Celebrate Pride Month with food, fun, and friends! Enjoy the following activities:
- Ice Cream Social with ice cream from Hegers Dairy
- Food Truck
- Live Music
- Yard Games from The Block Party Wagon
- Community Art Project
- Face Painting
- Tie Dye Station – bring your own item to dye
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club T-shirt Sales
This free community event is supported by the Chaska Human Rights Commission and Chaska High School Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club.
Location: Chaska City Square Park
Bark in the Park
Wednesday, July 27 | 6:00-7:30 pm
Bring your pets to Fireman's Park for a fun-filled evening! Pet vendors and community pet organizations, doggie give-a-ways, doggie obstacle course, photo booth, games and MORE! Bring your dog and participate in events or just come to socialize with other dog lovers. Traveled Ground will perform until 8:00 pm.
Register for the first annual Chaska Pet Parade! This pet-friendly parade will start at 6:00 p.m. at Veterans Park with the City of Chaska Parks and Recreation staff leading the way! The parade continues across the boardwalk path to Firemen’s Park.
Parade participants may come as a “Unit” - create a float or come dressed in a favorite costume, play an instrument, decorate your bikes or stroller, or bring the family pet (on a leash or in a cage). Awards and prizes will be given for the Largest Pet, the Smallest Pet, Best Costume, Best Decorated Bike and Best Overall Decoration/Unit.
Cost: $5 if registered on or by July 13; $15 if registered after July 13.
Thursday, August 18
5:00- 6:30 pm (Vehicle Fair, Food and Carnival)
6:30-7:30 pm (Concert)
Vehicle Fair, Carnival, and Food!
Roll on up to Touch-a-Truck and experience the thrill of sitting in a fire truck, a police squad car, or a big snowplow! All ages are invited to this FREE event to play carnival games by Chaska organizations, eat ice cream and popcorn (while supplies last) and then dance to the music of Kids Dance DJ. Other food/beverages will be available for purchase.
2022 Food and Beverage Vendors:
The Weenie Wagon
Location: Chaska Community Center
1661 Park Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
Art in the Park & CD Release Party
August 28, 2022 | 12:00-5:00pm
MUSIC, ART, FUN! Come celebrate the CD release of The Songwriters and Musicians of Carver County! Enjoy a live concert featuring music from the CD, shop local art vendors, and more
Location: Firemen's Park